(Closed) Maid of Honor

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
738 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I only had a Maid of Honor (my sister) no bridesmaids. She helped me with dress shopping, and signed the marriage license, and was there to support me. But she didn’t do anything crazy or plan any parties. I was fine with that. If you want her as your maid of Honor, by all means ask her, and tell her you just want her standing by you on your big day. 🙂

Post # 4
3696 posts
Sugar bee

Her basic responsibilities are to show up, appropriately dressed, walk down the aisle, and sign off on the marriage license. Beyond that, it depends on your expectations. She is often in charge of organizing a shower and/or bachelorette – but not necessarily. Many brides want their MOHs involved in choosing gowns, flowers, etc., and making centerpieces, stuffing invitation envelopes, etc. – but, again, that varies a LOT.

Your best bet is probably to think about what’s important to you, and then talk with your friend about what would be realistic and reasonable for her. Mainly the important thing is that your expectations are in sync with one another.

Post # 5
1900 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

My sister is my maid of honour and she only got back from overseas the other day, so she’s done diddly squat with wedding planning. There’s nothing at all I really want her to do anyway – I don’t want a bachelorette, and I’m pretty sure bridal showers don’t exist in this part of the world (thank god!).

Post # 6
7637 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@KCKnd2:  Exactly this. Ultimately it depends on what you (the bride) want. If you want to give her almost nothing to do, you should be able to make it work.

Post # 8
263 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@alohapanda:  My Sister is my Maid/Matron of Honor and she’s been there to help pick out my dress, shop for her dress, bottle wine and listen to me have melt downs lol. I had some expectations so when I asked her to be my Maid/Matron of Honor I told her what I was hoping she could help me with and she agreed. You can really make up your own “rules” or “responsibilities” to suit your needs as a bride.

Post # 9
855 posts
Busy bee

My Maid/Matron of Honor is my best friend. She hasn’t helped with dress shopping as I went with my mum, and she hasn’t been actively involved in planning anything.

She’s been the person I can speak to about anything/everything wedding related. That’s pretty much it! I don’t expect her to do anything, other than show up! But she wants to help plan my Hen Do and she’ll be there the day before the wedding to help set up the venue 🙂

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